STATE — A former sheriff’s officer in Morris County retired at age 33 and receives a disability pension because he was “totally and permanently” disabled by the trauma of seeing dead bodies while on the job, New Jersey Watchdog reports. According to Mark Lagerkvist, the retired cop went on to start a Linden-based business that cleans up gory crime scenes.
New Jersey’s public pension system faces a projected shortfall of $42 billion, and the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System has no staff assigned to investigate potential fraud.
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